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Vietnam's hospital networks to be linked

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13-May-15 Vietnamese tech company Links Toan Cau has set an ambitious goal of connecting the information networks of healthcare institutions and hospitals nationwide, hoping to bring bigger benefits to patients. The endeavor has gained initial success with technical support from its Japanese partner, Techno Project Japan Co. [image: The Saigon Times]

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Raffles Medical to build 400-bed hospital in Shanghai

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13-May-15 Singapore's Raffles Medical Group will develop a general hospital in Shanghai as part of a joint-venture - its first hospital outside of Singapore. The 400-bed hospital will be built in Shanghai's Pudong New Area, and will cater to locals, expatriates and visiting international patients. [image: Raffles Medical Group]

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Fujitsu develops sound system to monitor elderly living alone

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12-May-15 Elderly people can now be monitored by a new system that detects everyday sounds without violating their privacy. Developed by Fujitsu, the system uses microphones connected to a data centre which alerts family members or a security firm if an abnormality is detected. Fujitsu said it only sends wavelengths, ensuring that conversations cannot be heard by third parties. [image: The Asahi Shimbun]

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Will Australia's new approach to e-health lead to more waste?

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12-May-15 The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) has cautiously welcomed the Government’s investment in e-health, newly rebadged as MyHealthRecord. “E-health records have the potential to be an effective tool... and the wasteful approaches of the past must be brought to an end,” said AHHA Chief Executive, Alison Verhoeven. [image: HealthShare NSW]

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Free diagnostic tests scheme to be launched in India

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12-May-15 India's government has come up with a scheme that will offer free diagnostic tests to people visiting public health centers. Under the scheme, private health service providers will collect blood samples, conduct analysis and provide reporting in locations where public infrastructure is lacking. CT scan services will also be developed at district level under public-private partnership. [image: Newsgram]

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